Flock of snow geese run down in Delaware

(photo courtesy of DNREC)

(photo courtesy of DNREC)

Delaware wildlife police are now offering reward money to catch a driver who intentionally tried to hurt a flock of snow geese.

“Through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Operation Game Theft, we are offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case,” said Sgt. John McDerby, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.

According to the Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources, an unidentified person drove through a flock of snow geese off Mulberry Knoll Road near Lewes. Officials said on March 13th numerous snow geese that were either killed or injured after being struck by a vehicle.

“This case is an example of cruel and senseless waste of natural resources, and we are asking the public for any information that could help solve this crime,” McDerby said.

Witnesses were able to describe the vehicle and give some important details. Now police are looking for an early- to mid-1990s black four-door Chevrolet Blazer. The vehicle is said to have stickers on the back window or bumper.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call investigators immediately. Officers with Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources can be reached at 302-242-3295 or toll-free at 800-292-3030. All calls are kept confidential.

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